The 12 Days of CENTR
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone to hear that the CENTR Secretariat has had a busy year! We have put together this infographic as our own take of the popular English Christmas song, "the 12 days of Christmas" to highlight some of our achievements over 2021, as we work to improve information access to members and to foster best practice exchanges amongst the membership. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful end to 2021 and hope to see you in the new year!
IETF 112: Tim Wicinski explains DPRIVE, what happened at IETF 112 and why, if possible, TLDs should be involved
The final in our series of Q&As with participants at IETF 112 is with Tim Wicinski. Tim is one of the chairs of the DNS PRIVate Exchange (dprive) working group that “develops mechanisms to provide confidentiality to DNS transactions in order to address concerns surrounding pervasive monitoring.” Here Tim explains the path that led to him being involved in the IETF, but more importantly, the significance of DPRIVE for TLDs and why they should be involved, underlining that he also understands they may not have the resources or time to do so.
RIPE83: Can the Internet Governance Community survive remote-online?
The internet has allowed the internet governance community to stumble forward when everybody had to stay at home. Still despite ever more sophisticated tools to gather online, the effects of only working remotely are showing. This blogpost looks into the effects, potential reasons and proposals to go forward.
Welcome to our new website!
CENTR is proud to share its brand new website with you! This project began with a desire to refresh the visual identity of the website as well as to simplify some of the backend processes. At the same time, we tried to make it more user-friendly and easier to access the wealth of data and knowledge that is available to the CENTR community and beyond.
IETF 112: Glenn Deen on Rubbing Shoulders With The Internet’s Elite Standards Setters and Developing Adaptive DNS Discovery
Rubbing shoulders with the elite of internet experts and developing future standards are reasons why Glenn Deen is involved in developing tomorrow’s internet standards. Deen, who currently works for Comcast-NBCUniversal, is involved in the Adaptive DNS Discovery (ADD) working group, which he says everyone involved in the DNS should be interested in as it covers a lot of different user scenarios. And it is ccTLDs that understand a great many scenarios whereby ADD can be of benefit. What does ADD do? And what was Glenn’s path to being involved in the IETF? Read on.
EU Policy Update – November 2021
In a nutshell: Negotiations on the DSA and NIS 2 reached a new milestone as the Council of the EU adopted its General Approach on both legislative initiatives. ENISA published its NIS Investments Report for 2021, highlighting the costs incurred by operators of essential services to comply with the NIS Directive. Europol published its Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment for 2021. The Slovenian Presidency issued a Progress Report on the EUID proposal. The EDPB published its guidelines on international data transfers and raised concerns regarding the Digital Services Package currently under negotiation in the EU. The Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued an opinion in a case on state-enabled data retention in the electronic communications sector. Home Affairs Ministers released a Joint Statement during a Ministerial conference on the prevention and investigation of child sexual abuse.
Interview with Giovanni Seppia, outgoing External Relations Manager at EURid
Giovanni Seppia is no stranger to the domain industry, having worked for the .it and .eu registries, ICANN and CENTR. As he prepares to move from EURid to his new position as ICANN VP of Implementation Operations, we looked back at his indefatigable support of and contribution to the CENTR community, and asked him a few questions.
IETF 112: Antoin Verschuren Discusses the Work of the REGEXT Working Group and Why ccTLDs Should Be More Involved in the IETF
The recent IETF 112 saw several discussions among participants pertaining to the domain name world. One of those was the Registration Protocols Extensions (REGEXT) session on 10 November, and here Antoin Verschuren from Liberty Global explains what was discussed, why more of our European ccTLD registries should get involved in the work of the IETF as well as his background and what led him to becoming interested in the work of the IETF.
How to protect the neutrality of address stewards in Europe
The RIPE NCC has published its first transparency report on EU economic sanctions it has to comply with. In general most of the community favours a general exemption for allocating internet numbers. It is a case that will have to be decided at European level.
IETF 112: How do we get the remaining 2.9 billion people online?
IETF 112 took place in early November, where close to 1,200 people participated to further the IETF's mission of "making the internet work better." Working in parallel with the IETF is the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), who focuses on longer term research issues related to the internet. The IRTF conducted a session at IETF 112 under the title of GAIA – Global Access to the Internet for All. This focussed on unlocking internet access for people in rural areas, particularly those in less developed countries. But developed countries also have their challenges in reaching those not yet online.